Jalapeno Black-eyed Pea Fondue

February 9, 2010

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Where I come from, we call this queso. However, I decided to throw in a little gruyere and white wine to make it what I think qualifies as fondue. Assemble some cubed French bread, veggies, tortilla chips, and rolled serrano ham and dip to your heart's content. (Or, go raclette style and pour the cheese over your accoutrements.) - The Internet Cooking Princesstheicp

Food52 Review: Top to bottom, my fellow vacationers really enjoyed The Internet Cooking Princess's Jalapeno Black-Eyed Pea Fondue. The chile added a new dimension that had people murmuring, 'What's IN this; it tastes so different and good!" I was a little concerned because my black-eyed peas immediately sank to the bottom, but I needn't have worried. Everyone's favorite part was scooping out the cheesy beans at the end with tortilla chips! The only change I would make is to use a bit less wine; the pinot grigio I had on hand was a tad overpowering. - wssmomwssmom

Serves: four to six


  • 1 c. Cooked black-eyed peas (canned or fresh)
  • 1-2 Jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. Roasted green chiles (canned or fresh)
  • 1 c. Green onions
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 c. Shredded gruyere
  • 3 c. Shredded Monterrey Jack
  • 1 1/2 c. White wine
  • 1/2 c. Heavy whipping cream
  • 3 T. Butter
  • 3 T. Flour
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter with the flour to create a roux.
  2. Next, whisk in the white wine, heavy cream, gruyere, Monterrey Jack, garlic, and green onions until the cheese is smooth and creamy.
  3. Once the consistency is right, add the green chiles, jalapenos, and black-eyed peas. Stir the ingredients so that everything is evenly distributed, adding some salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Assemble a plate of dipping artillery: cubed French bread, veggies, tortilla chips, and rolled serrano ham.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

ashleychasesdinner October 12, 2011
Can't wait to try this one. I grew up eating black eyed peas on New Years Day only. I love the taste of black eyed peas. I bet the jalapeno is the perfect addition!
littleclove January 18, 2011
This looks AMAZING! Thanks, will definitely try this one. Printed!
Author Comment
theicp February 20, 2010
Yikes! I made a major typo in this recipe. It's ONE cup of black-eyed peas. (Not three.) And, I add the juice of one lemon and whisk in before serving to cut through the richness of the cheese.
Author Comment
theicp January 17, 2011
Nevermind - I fixed it! :)